Hi, need to submit a 3500 words essay on the topic William Faulkner correlated with his Light in August.
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The story “Light in August” was first named by Faulkner as the “Dark House” and was officially published on October 9, 1932. It is considered that the origin of the “Dark House” was due to the frustration Faulkner felt within himself after the death of his beloved daughter. nothing stopped Faulkner from going wild because of her daughter’s death.
It was Faulkner’s depression that his creation of “Joe Christmas” revolves around identity framed provocatively in terms of displaced persons in a culture that set an exceedingly high premium upon everyone having a place and staying in it according to race, sex, and class. Joe Christmas was a child born of a white mother but who could never know his race because no one really knew whether his father was black or white. In the end Joe Christmas was sacrificed, and his death represents something of compensation for the social sins of others. One feels that he found his place in dying for their salvation, as he always remained skeptical about his identity. (Williamson, 1993).